We’re very pleased to announce our soon to be released book, Unlocking the Mystery, Mathematical Modeling in Secondary Classrooms.
For readers of the book, we want to point you to two important resources. The first is a set of starred standards related to the Common Core and referenced in Chapter 7:
The second is the bubble video referenced in Chapter 10:
We hope you’ll enjoy our new book and please return here for further updates.
You might also enjoy some of our previous work, although please note these are aimed at the undergraduate/graduate mathematics, engineering, or science students.
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